6.5" Hedenbergite Quartz With Pink Fluorite Octahedrals - Mongolia

This is a phenomenal natural association of pink octahedral fluorite crystals, calcite, and green quartz, collected from the Huanggang Mines of Inner Mongolia. These pink fluorite octahedrons from Mongolia are highly sought after, and finding them in association with green quartz only adds to their value. This gorgeous specimen is in pristine condition!

The green color of the quartz can be attributed to hedenbergite inclusions within the quartz. These needle-like inclusions become apparent when looking at the crystal's termination and/or backlighting the crystals. Some of these hedenbergite needles can even be found within some of the fluorite octahedrons and throughout the sage green calcite aggregations. The inclusions within the fluorite can even be seen in some of the pictures above.

An acrylic and metal display stand will accompany this museum quality specimen.

The "Huanggang Mine" is a complex of seven somewhat interconnected mines located near Chifeng City, Inner Mongolia, China. Incredible mineral specimens started coming out of this mining complex around 2009. However, the location provided for the specimens was a long ways away from the actual site. This is a practice commonly performed by dealers and miners following a new discovery to try and preserve the mineral site's true location, and/or for political purposes.

As the popularity of the site increased, more and more fascinating specimens were popping up on the market. Some of the earlier minerals included world-class ilvaite crystals, pink fluorite octahedrons, hedenbergite-included quartz (many of which were discarded at first) and arsenopyrite. Over the following years, garnets, pink manganoan calcite, gorgeous fluorites, sphalerite, löllingite, borcarite, scheelite and a variety of other minerals began to surface on the market. To this day, new mineral discoveries are made in these mines.

A brief description of the mine and minerals from the Huanggang Deposit.

$8,950 $7,500
Fluorite, Quartz var. Prase (Hedenbergite inclusions) & Calcite
Huanggang Mines, Chifeng, Inner Mongolia
6.5 x 4"